The Top 20 Dog Sites Of 2009 – The Best Of The Canine Web

December 31st, 2009 by Dan

Today’s dog fancier has access to a vast sea of dog related websites to navigate on any chosen day. This year I’ve been lucky enough to discover some of the shining stars – those that provide excellent information, services, products or just an excellent view on sharing their lives with canines. I’ve taken these sites and arranged them by categories to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Give these sites a hit; I’m sure you’ll end up bookmarking at least a few of them!

Doxie Browsing Web

Photo by =.= Alex Lin

Dog Health and Training Sites:

Dog Star Daily -
Dog Star Daily is an awesome site with tons of blogs focusing on dog training and behavior! You won’t find any dominance based techniques here – the Dunbars use humane, reward based techniques that really work!

The National Canine Cancer Foundation -
Cancer will effect one out of every 3 dogs. With numbers like that, you have to support sites like The National Canine Cancer Foundation. This non-profit works by providing grants to researchers working on treatments and cures for canine Cancer. Their Canine Cancer Library holds a wealth of information.

Fun4Fido -
An in depth blog that goes into detail about clicker training. Fun4Fido is an excellent place to learn more about behavioral shaping through positive methods!

Dog Lovers Digest -
If you take your dog’s health and training seriously, head over to the Dog Lovers Digest. You’ll discover blogs written by like-minded individuals who strive to aid owners in forming the best relationships they can with their pups.

Ask Spike Online -
Got a dog question? Check out Ask Spike Online! While Spike is a dog, he’s a very smart one with lots of insight into canine psychology (sometimes he asks his mom about very difficult questions too!)

Dog Rescue/Charity Sites:

The Baltimore Humane Society -
Each year the Baltimore Humane Society finds homes for over 1000 pets. This worthy organization doesn’t only find homes for dogs and cats, they also provide community outreach and education. Check out their adoptables or consider making a donation!

Soi Dog Foundation -
There is a dire pet overpopulation problem in the region surrounding Phuket, Thailand. The Soi Dog Foundation has been working since 2003 to spay, neuter, feed and care for the animals in the area. Their website provides information about adopting these dogs in need as well as volunteer opportunities.


Pinups For Pit Bulls -
Classic pinup girls pose with Pit Bulls for charity! For $20 you get a great calender and the funds go to bully breed rescues and dogs in need. Win/win situation!


Best Friends Animal Society -
You may have gotten to know Best Friends by watching “Dog Town” on Animal Planet. BFAS is the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the United States and has a fantastic website. Browse their adoptables, check out their wish list (items they need to make the sanctuary run) or make a donation!

Coalition To Unchain Dogs -
Dogs are pack animals that need companionship. Living life on a chain can cause depression and extreme behavioral issues. Coalition to Unchain Dogs is a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of dogs that have been living outside on chains. They lobby for legislation, educate the community and provide free fences for dogs in need.

Dog Blogs:

El Guapo -
You want cute? Meet El Guapo, a Boston Terrier. He has a blog mostly comprised of amazingly charming videos. Check them out.

2 Dogs 2000 Miles -
Hudson and Murphy (and owner, Luke) are walking from Austin to Boston in tribute to their canine companion, Malcolm, who lost his battle to Canine Cancer. Walks for the cure aren’t just for humans. Follow them on 2 Dogs 2000 Miles.


Photo by WB – CMH

The Three Dog Blog -
When you have 3 dogs, you end up having a lot of antics to write about! Read about life – Three Dogs-full!

Johann The Dog -
Johann’s an agility dog with an amazing site! Not only does he have a blog, but there’s also a vast collection of links and even an online store. 10% of profits are donated to rescues!

That Mutt: A Dog Blog -
Ace is a lab mix and That Mutt is written by his owner, a professional dog runner and pet sitter. The blog is another great place to find a dog lover’s writings on anything and everything canine.

Miscellaneous Dog Sites:

The Daily Dog Scoop -
For a daily dose of everything dog, check out The Daily Dog Scoop! They cover a wide variety of topics and update daily!

The Philly Dog -
Living in Philly myself, I have to give a shout-out to this pooch-centric blog. The Philly Dog covers everything from local dog news to giveaways to crafts you can make for your pup! You don’t have to live in The City Of Brotherly Love to enjoy that!

Corgi Computer

Photo by z5

Go Pet Friendly -
Everyone loves a vacation – that includes your dog! Go Pet Friendly lets you search for animal friendly lodgings across the country. Awesome. I’ve personally used it quite a few times this year!

Bark Radio -
Listen online to this radio show that is *always* about dogs! You can check out archived Bark Radio episodes you might have missed on their site. From rescuers to the latest news in dog laws, they’ll find guests to keep you informed!

Dog Food Analysis -
This site is a great way to learn more about what you’re feeding your dog. Dog Food Analysis holds information for over 1500 different dog foods along with ratings and reviews. A plethora of nutritional information!

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14 Responses to “The Top 20 Dog Sites Of 2009 – The Best Of The Canine Web”

  1. Amy Says:

    What about Awesome dog site!!

  2. Amy@GoPetFriendly Says:

    Thank you so much for including us in the list! We’re really honored and glad that you’ve enjoyed the site. We’re working on some cool new features for the 2010 travel season and hope you’ll come back to check them out!

  3. Rebecca Says:

    Thank you so, so, so much for including The Philly Dog on your list!!! I’m so happy to have found your site and will be sure to add you to our blogroll. What a great way to start 2010!

  4. april ziegler Says:

    I just found you through… fantastic site!! :)

  5. Coleen Says:

    Thank you so much for including! I hope that many dog-owners look up the review for their current dog food of choice and make the switch to something healthier!

  6. Claudia Says:

    How about, that one is a must!!

  7. Angela Says:

    Such a great list feel honoured to be included. Thank you!

  8. todung Says:

    Interesting article & nice site.. will visit again :)

  9. Terry Griffith Says:

    WOW – this is awesome! Thanks for selecting Bark Radio as one of the top 20!

    Terry – Co-Host at

  10. Dee Says:

    Thanks for including Bark Radio in the Top 20!

    Dee Bogetti
    Bark Radio Co-host

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  12. Way Cool Dogs! Says:

    Wow, there are so many great dog blogs out there! Is there an updated list for 2010?

  13. Dan Says:

    Glad you liked our picks! Here’s our choices for 2010!

  14. Paul Says:

    I’m glad I found this page. I now know about the Pinups For Pit Bulls calendar. What a great idea!

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